How to Choose?
Adopting a pet is one of the most exciting times in your life! Bringing a new family member in to your circle can be rewarding and can enrich your life in ways nothing else can. It is critical to be ready for a new pet and ready for the commitment that comes with adopting a pet.
Consider your answers to the following questions to gauge whether you're ready for a new furry friend:
Can you commit for the animal's entire life?
What will you do with the pet if you move?
If you plan to have children or have them, have you thought about selecting a pet that is child friendly?
Can you afford the sometimes costly medical care that comes with caring for a pet?
Will you be retiring during the pet's lifetime and wanting to travel? Do you want to take the pet with you?
Are you allowed to have pets where you're living now? Any restrictions on size or breed?
These are just a few of the many issues to think about when considering whether now is a good time for you to adopt a pet.
Check out the Pet Care Library at Best Friends.org to read up on many topics ranging from choosing your new pet, diet, training and more!